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  1. Thread: Prop Indexing

    by sjohnson
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    Is your point that the prop is indexed at 9-3,...

    Is your point that the prop is indexed at 9-3, rather than the typical 10-4?

    We have the same indexing on an O-360 in an RV4 with a constant speed Whirlwind prop. The WW prop manual says to index...
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    Start by checking or changing the cable. There...

    Start by checking or changing the cable. There are some really crummy ones out there. Note that USB cables that support higher charge currents have internal digital circuitry to negotiate charging...
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    This seems scary to me. What's your experience?

    This seems scary to me. What's your experience?
  4. So, putting aside all the legalese, how do blurry...

    So, putting aside all the legalese, how do blurry rules apply to Trent?



    There is no history of landing at that site
    The approach to land was within a subdivision of large lots and houses,...
  5. Many of the arguments above implicitly criticize...

    Many of the arguments above implicitly criticize regs that are somewhat blurry and require judgement to apply.

    Blurry rules:
    The good - leeway in judgement allows an FAA inspector to consider all...
  6. There is a lot of discussion above of the FAA...

    There is a lot of discussion above of the FAA definition of "established airport". Apparently, there isn't one. Is there an FAA (not MTV) document or interpretation that uses "established airport"?
  7. No opinion on this, just trying to understand....

    No opinion on this, just trying to understand. Wouldn't the non-impulse mag fire 25 deg. BTDC?
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    If it helps, here is a photo of the AeroLeds...

    If it helps, here is a photo of the AeroLeds beacon.

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    I replaced a Aeroflash xenon-bulb strobe on the...

    I replaced a Aeroflash xenon-bulb strobe on the tailpost with an AeroLeds beacon. Other pilots say that it is very visible. My own non-scientific testing shows that it is much more noticeable. I...
  10. You can use GPS, by flying different legs, to...

    You can use GPS, by flying different legs, to calibrate true airspeed. The articles above describe the math, and here is a calculator to make it easier:
    https://www.eaa62.org/technotes/speed.htm
    ...
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    Make sure the grounds or shields for each of the...

    Make sure the grounds or shields for each of the headset jacks (the barrel connections), aux jacks, and mike jacks, are only connected to ground at the intercom. Do not connect the grounds to the...
  12. Here's the announcement on the SCR blog:...

    Here's the announcement on the SCR blog: https://www.sulphurcreekranch.com/post/a-new-chapter-in-the-life-and-times-of-sulphur-creek-ranch
  13. Thread: The big slip

    by sjohnson
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    I understand that extending the flaps inboard may...

    I understand that extending the flaps inboard may cause problems in slips with full flaps. But for standard flaps and wings, slips with full flaps is a great tool to have in the toolkit (and fun).
  14. Thread: Cold starts

    by sjohnson
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    Use a ceramic heat emitter (with a light bulb...

    Use a ceramic heat emitter (with a light bulb base) in a shop light with a cage. 75-100W works well. Lasts a lot longer than an incandescent bulb. You can also add a 120V temperature controller to...
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    For classic Cubs, this can be a real problem. ...

    For classic Cubs, this can be a real problem. Insurance company had to make an exception to insure my recently fully restored Cub for $90k (in 2009). It didn't matter what was in the Cub, they just...
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    Anyone else having trouble finding Aeroshell 22...

    Anyone else having trouble finding Aeroshell 22 grease in tubes? Is there an alternative?
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    This got me to checking: My PC680 (the certified...

    This got me to checking: My PC680 (the certified version SBSJ16) is 11 years old. No problems starting, but my engine starts easy. I have heard they're good for 10 years.

    I guess time to get a...
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    Current status ...

    Current status

    https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html?s=09


    Sent from my iPhone using SuperCub.Org
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    Sticky: Sand on Bensley flat. ...

    Sand on Bensley flat.
    https://www.taildragon.com/remote/Bensleysand_Dx.jpg
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    Sticky: Owyhee Reservoir...

    Owyhee Reservoir
    https://www.taildragon.com/remote/Bensleyflat_Dx.jpg
  21. My BA tent was flattened in a thunderstorm, bent...

    My BA tent was flattened in a thunderstorm, bent poles and all. I straightened them and have had no trouble. I learned to use the external guy lines when the wind will be blowing. The tent is tall...
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    Sticky: Ice and wind:...

    Ice and wind: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing_stones
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    Sticky: Went to hike on some lava beds, found some...

    Went to hike on some lava beds, found some "sailing stones". Lower Cow Lake, Oregon.

    https://www.taildragon.com/remote/Jordancraters_Dx.jpg

    https://www.taildragon.com/remote/Sailstones_Dx.jpg...
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    I agree with Stewart. In other STOL events,...

    I agree with Stewart.

    In other STOL events, the racing is limited to an arena. In ArkanSTOL, it appears that the racing proceeds over land accessible to the general public, which raises public...
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    The Idaho Aviation Foundation thanks everyone for...

    The Idaho Aviation Foundation thanks everyone for their support, whether through the Big Raffle, donations, or time and effort. Your help is vital to maintaining airstrips, improving aviation...
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